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, kathleen sebelius, faces congress. she will blame the failures of the healthcare.gov website on the contractors who built it. but documents show that the main contractor warned the government about issues with the site before it went live, raising questions about whether the administration should have delayed the launch of the health care marketplace. admitting healthcare.gov has not performed properly, the obama administration apologized to the public. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: republicans say problems with president obama's health care law go beyond healthcare.gov woes. >> the problem with obama care isn't just the website. it's the whole law. >> reporter: republicans point to these comments made by the president as he attempted to explain the complicated reform plan. >> if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. >> reporter: but for 14 million americans who buy private health insurance, that may not be the case. julie prince got a letter from her insurance company, informing her that her private pla
to enroll despite problems with the healthcare.gov website. later today, the president tries to rally grass roots supporters to the cause of trying to sign up uninsured consumers. there could be more trouble for people seeking to enroll online. the administration says healthcare.gov will be down every night from 1:00 to 5:00 a.m. for maintenance. >> i can promise you that the first enrollment numbers released later this month are not going to be what we want them to be. >> reporter: as the administration scrambles to fix the site, republicans have upped their attack on the health carroll out. >> i would say to the president, why doesn't he call a time out on this. >> reporter: they point to millions of americans who may lose their insurance under the law's changes. >> i think the key thing that the president is trying to get away from, and that is he told people they could keep their insurance and that was not the truth. >> reporter: supporters counter that america is being forced to change their insurance had policies that were low quality. and that now, at a reasonable price, those americ
it was to sign up in the first days of healthcare.gov. notes from war room sessions on october 2nd and 3rd, are an early catalog of glitches. documents released by the house oversight committee, suggest just six people successfully signed up for coverage on the first day of enrollment. and by the end of the second day, after millions tried to logon, only 248 people were said to have enrolled. the obama administration says he's numbers aren't official. in her testimony this week, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says the website's flaws make any early data unreliable. >> we do not have any reliable data around enrollment, which is why we haven't given it to date. >> reporter: her agency doesn't plan to issue its first report on enrollment figures until mid-november. but the first days overwhelmingly viewed as a disaster. a survey shows 80% of those polled have a negative impression of obama care implementation. just 14% say it's gone well, that the law has benefited them. but nearly one-quarter of americans say the affordable care act has caused them harm. steven portno
its citizens. >>> and the white house also is scrambling to smooth out the healthcare.gov website. in an interview with jim avila, the president admitted they didn't have the luxury of more testing time before launching the website on october 1st. people without insurance will now be granted an extension until march 31st to enroll because of those glitches. >>> and new this morning, hackers have targeted the president's twitter and facebook groups. the hackers changed a link in his twitter account. but they did not gain access to that account. >>> happening right now, police in aurora, colorado, are trying to track down a man who snatched a little girl out of her bedroom window. this happened sunday. the girl did not go quietly. she screamed for help. and she managed to get away from the kidnapper. >> she put up quite a fuss. calling for her father, struggling. and somehow, she managed to escape from the abductor. >> after hearing her screams, the girl's father ran outside to find a man running from the alley. he was said to be taking off in a silver bmw when the little girl ran b
. >> reporter: holly ferris is one of the millions of americans to visit healthcare.gov since its october 1st launch. after waiting 4 1/2 hours, she successfully enrolled. >> it can be done, yes. >> you're here to prove it. >> i'm living proof. but i'm a sort of stubborn person. >> reporter: but holly's experience is not the norm. many who logon are greeted with error messages and delays. on capitol hill, the woman who manages obama care, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, got grilled. >> sadly, here we are, now, five weeks into enrollment. and the news seems to get worse every day. >> we're working day and night and will continue until it's fixed. >> reporter: sebelius promises that the health care marketplace will be fully functional by the end of november. in the meantime, 15 million americans may lose the cheap policies they currently have because under the affordable care act, companies are required to provide more basic insurance options. these americans will have to buy a new plan. >> just shop around in the new marketplace. you're going to get a better deal. >> rep
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